Denim has always been a classic wardrobe staple, but look into any trendsetter’s wardrobe this season, and it’s easy to see that fashion has been bitten by the denim bug this fall in a serious way—and we’re not just talking jeans, either. From dresses to sneakers, bags to the classic chambray shirt, it’s easy to incorporate denim into your fall wardrobe without even pulling on a pair of jeans. We’ve found seven of our favorite fall denim pieces (and none of them are jeans!) to get you started.
1. Skater Dress
Forget the LBD and try the LDD (the little denim dress) with this Denim Skater Dress ($47.48 at Missguided). We love the way this flirty, universally flattering shape has been updated with a cool-girl acid wash denim look. Pair it with black booties, as shown, for an edgy look, and as temperatures drop later this fall, add tights and a cozy oversize cardigan to get that effortless grunge look.
What better way to show your love for the denim trend this fall than by carting your books to class in it? We love the way this Denim School Bag ($58 at American Apparel) comes in 3 different washes so you can pick your go-to shade (we all have one!) Match it to your favorite pair of jeans to do the denim-on-denim trend in a subtle way, or pair it with a coat or jacket in a neutral color, like black or grey, to make your walk to class even more chic.
3. Denim Jacket
Denim vests were great for summer, but fall gets a cozier update with this Hooded Denim Jacket ($32.90 at Forever 21). We love the way this denim jacket provides the layered look we love for fall, but without any of the bulk. Pair it with your favorite graphic tee—another fall trend—and black pants or leggings with booties or sneakers for a casual, cozy go-to look this season.
The sneaker trend is still going strong, and these Unisex Denim Tennis Shoes ($42 at American Apparel) are proof of that. We love the denim-infused makeover given to this basic sillhouette. Pair them with leather pants or leggings and a comfy oversize sweater for a tiny, on-trend hint of denim in your look, or wear them with a basic black dress to add a bit of edge.
5. Skater Skirt
90’s girls rejoice: The movement to bring back the denim skirt is here, and this Acid Wash Denim Skater Skirt ($15.80 at Forever 21) is the best way to do it. Pair it with a chunky sweater like it's styled above and your favorite booties for daytime, or a crop top and leather jacket for nights out.
In case our Throwback Thursday didn't convince you, now is the time to take them to new lengths with these Distressed Denim Overalls ($29.90 at Forever 21). Dress up the distressed look with a long-sleeved striped tee and flats for an effortless French girl-esque look or a lightweight sweater and leather jacket for chillier days.
7. Chambray Shirt
What denim lover’s wardrobe would be complete without a chambray shirt like this classic Oversized Button-Down Chambray Shirt ($78 at Madewell)? This is definitely more of an investment piece, but it’s versatile, classic and a must have in every closet. Pair it with your favorite scarf, leggings and boots for class, or dress it up with a leather skirt for a going-out look that’s both classic and cool.